Laikipia residents decry rising insecurity

July 14, 2013 1:38 pm

, DAVID-KIMAIYO-ADDRESSNAIROBI, Kenya July 14 – Residents of Laikipia County have expressed their concerns over the increased cases of insecurity, including sodomy which is on the rise in the region lately.

Laikipia West Member of Parliament Wachira Karani said residents of Sipili division were now living in fear of attacks from a criminal gang operating in the region and urged the police to intervene.

“At least four people have been killed in such a manner for the last one month,” he said “we want the government to take action and restore security.”

He called on religious organizations to team up with locals and deliberate on the best way to tackling the situation after the residents found a body of a dead man near the Sipili police station.

The body was identified as that of a 70 year-old man which was found lying in a pool of blood near Sipili police station.

Some of the villagers who spoke to Capital FM News attributed the spate of crimes to the availability of illicit brews.

“We are worried because police are doing little to restore security here. They should also fight the sale of illicit brews,” an elder Joseph Maina said.

The residents have urged Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo to intervene and restore security in the region.


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